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Laboratory Focus May 2010

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PHARMACEUTICAL CLINICAL CHEMICAL FOOD w w w. b i o s c i e n c e w o r l d . c a MAY 2010 Volume 14, Number 3 Chromatography vials Design of experiments Page 8 Process The importance of pre cleaning Optimizing Pharmaceutical Coating Page 10 Publications Mail Registration Number: 40052410 R&D News.......................... 1 Appointments..................... 6 Pharma Notes..................... 7 New Products................... 14 Calendar........................... 17 Career Spotlight............... 18 million to enable researchers in Argentina, Costa Rica, Kenya, Peru and South Africa to collaborate with the barcoding project. Another project funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation will use $18 million to start the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, which will serve as iBOL's scientific hub, at the University of Guelph. Groundbreaking for the new centre will take place this summer. The facility will house the iBOL Secretariat and key infrastructure needed to support iBOL research. The centre will be completed in the fall of 2011. Dr. Paul Hebert also announced that the official activation of iBOL will be celebrated at an event in Nagoya, Japan, on October 24, 2010 during the 10th Conference Artist rendering of the Centre of Biodiversity of Parties (COP10) to the UN Genomics.Photo provided by iBOL Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Leaders of iBOL and the CBD Secretariat will use this occasion to sign a Memorandum of Cooperation which establishes a framework for future collaboration between the two organizations. the Natural Sciences and Engineerin addition to its earlier $5 million The iBOL project spans 26 couning Research Council of Canada, award, to enable expansion of the tries and involves obtaining DNA and the International Development informatics platform for the DNA barcode records and building an Research Centre. barcode data. informatics platform to store and Genome Canada said that its The Natural Sciences Engineering share all of this data. 2010 budget of $75 million includes Research Council of Canada has The project's participants aim to $4.6 million set aside for iBOL. The awarded $1.2 million for new DNA gather DNA barcode records for Ontario Ministry of Research and barcoding research programs, and five million specimens taken from Innovation plans to give iBOL $8.1 Canada's International Development 500,000 species, and to deliver an million over the next five years, Research Centre has provided $2.2 effective identification system for species that are commonly encountered by humans. The effort also is expected to create a foundation for the creation of a barcode reference library of Christian Burks, OGI Dr. Paul Hebert all life. INTERNATIONAL BARCODE OF LIFE PROJECT GETS MAJOR FUNDING BOOST IN LEAD-UP TO OFFICIAL LAUNCH The Canada-led International Barcode of Life (iBOL) project has received pledges for new support totaling $35 million from its major supporters, which raises its total support to $80 million. The supporters include the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, Genome Canada, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, ENVIRONMENT

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